In Wall banana Jacks

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Roy Wallace, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Roy Wallace

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    Hello again friends:

    I am looking for any suggestions regarding nice banana jacks suitable for attatching 12GA in wall speaker wire to.

    I have seen one at RS with four pairs of connectors, but the guy there said they were not for banana jacks. ( I think they were for intercom applications)

    I would prefer having only three pairs of jacks anyway. (LF, C, RF)

    I have also seen theater photos posted here that have very nice terminations.

    Would I be better off getting individual jacks and mounting them into a blank plate?

    Also, What is the preferred method of attatching the speaker wires to binding posts on both receivers and speakers?

    Please feel free to email me any pix you may have.

    Thank you very much

    RW
     
  2. Phil A

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  3. Steve Owen

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    The ones you probably want are made by Leviton. The series of products are known as Quickport. As mentioned, Home Depot generally carries them. I ordered mine from SmartHome.com. You can find what you're looking for here.
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    Niles (nilesaudio.com) makes a wide selection of what you're seeking. Crutchfield.com sells several of them.
     
  5. Pete Jennings

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    Roy, I bought a wallplate similar to this: [​IMG] from SmartHome.com.
    You screw down the 12 guage wire on the back side for a good, solid connection, and then you use BANANAS ONLY on the front side. The one I have looks exactly the same as this from the front, but uses an in-line barrel connector on the back side with set screws, there is no PCB. If you do a search you will find other style plates/connectors on their website. I was happy with their prices/service. (No, I didn't buy the company!)
    I like the quickports also, but they are more expensive, and accomplish same thing. This plate is $7.99, the same thing in a quickport is $17.51.
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  6. Roy Wallace

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    Thanks gang: These posts are very helpful.

    RW
     
  7. Steve Owen

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    Here's a quick picture of my Leviton Quickports setup in use...
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  8. Roy Wallace

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    Hey Steve:

    I have seen that type of connector around here. Can they be used with bananas as well as how you have them? The local ones I saw looked too small for them.

    Thanks

    RW
     

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